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Research Databases: Children & Young Adult

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Most Useful:
  • Kids Search
    (EBSCO) Provides the ability to simultaneously search Middle Search Plus, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Animals, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, and TOPICsearch "with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design" suitable for elementary and middle school students.
  • Explora - formerly Student Research Center
    (EBSCO) Middle and high school student search page that finds and displays results from magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, plus film & video available in several databases (e.g., MAS Ultra - School Edition, Newspaper Source, Middle Search Plus, Vocational and Career Collection, and TOPICsearch).

Also Try:

  • Biblioteca TumbleBook (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (TumbleBooks Inc.) Libros electrónicos para niños
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (Gale) Includes Grzimek's Animal Encyclopedia, Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, and Endangered Species reference books online.
  • Handbook of Texas - free web
    (Texas State Historical Association) Encyclopedia entries on Texas history, culture, and geography.
  • Middle Search Plus
    (EBSCO) Full text for "nearly 140 middle school magazines plus biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Find primary source documents, books, photos, maps, and flags."
  • Novelist K-8 Plus (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (EBSCO) Electronic readers advisory service for children's fiction and nonfiction literature, find by author, genre, or even tell the computer a novel you liked and it can recommend similar books.
  • Primary Search
    (EBSCO) "Full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines plus a dictionary, photos, maps, and flags. Full text backfiles extend to 1989."
  • TumbleBooks (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (TumbleBooks Inc.) Interactive children's books using Flash animation.
  • Texas Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Features Texas-related full-text articles, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags with backfiles dating from 1975.
TexShare DatabasesTexShare databases are funded in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.